Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

Greetings from Bishop Kevin Strickland and the entire Southeastern Synod Staff!

We invite you to produce a 60-second or less video (or even still photos) that captures the concept of what it means for your ministry / congregation to THRIVE in these times. We know that generosity and gratitude help to inform the concept of thriving.

We are embarking on a video production throughout our synod to help us all see how – even in the midst of worldly struggles – the Church is still thriving, especially where we see generosity and gratitude in response to God’s grace. That looks different in each ministry and in each congregation.

In this video, we want you to answer one question: “Where do I see the Church thriving today?”

To help you out, please consider the following:

What does it mean to Thrive? 
To respond with energy and enthusiasm; to flourish

The Church thrives on gratitude and responds with generosity.
This cycle of gratitude and generosity helps the Church to flourish.



As you create these videos and pictures, we would like for you to hold up a sign (perhaps using poster board) that says “Thriving is…” Your story will fill in the rest of that sentence. Your story will be how we know what thriving looks like in your ministry in our synod. PLEASE SUBMIT BY JULY 21, 2020.

VIDEO TIPS & INSTRUCTIONS:

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14

Times: tba

For a HYBRID event (part in-home / part online)

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades

 

Cost?  FREE, since this event is a hybrid event, with part in-person / part-online

Who Can Come?  This gathering is for 6th-12th graders from congregations in the WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD,

but especially for the Lutherans and friends of TENNESSEE. ALL are welcome.

In the midst of COVID-19, we are all looking for a way to share God's love with everyone.

We are wondering how to Accept.  Embrace.  Spread Grace.

We are combining some online events with some in-home activities to engage in All TN this year.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!!!

To see information from prior years, scroll down...


ALL TENNESSEE 2019 - November 9-10

Check out the pictures from 2019 All TN HERE

All TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN


ALL TENNESSEE 2018

122 youth and adults met November 10 & 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee for All Tennessee.  During the event youth from across Tennessee gathered to learn more about the "GODISNOWHERE" theme by participating in different activities throughout Saturday afternoon.  Youth looked at where God was through an interactive Stations of the Cross activity, they also got to ask Pastor Ed Myers and Pastor Katherine Museus any question they wanted to ask, they learned about how we can be God's hands in the midst of disasters through the work of Lutheran Disaster Relief and put together hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief.  To finish out their service that day they moved mulch on to the church's playground.  Worship started with a group of youth from Christ Kiswahili Lutheran Mission leading in song and during the confession participants were invited to take a piece of string to represent their confession and tie it on nails that formed "GODISNOWHERE" - a powerful way to see that God comes to us in the midst of our brokenness and as we communed together we saw God come once again in the body and blood of Christ. Special thanks to the volunteers of Trinity Lutheran Church for their hospitality and meals, as well as the ALL Tennessee planning team for their hard work putting it all together.